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Holiday, FL
A 38-year-old female asked:

Mom rh -, child rh +, coombs after birth negative. no rhogam ever given to mother. child diagnosed with hypotonic cp, could this be related?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Unlikely: CP of any form is related to an injury to the developing motor centers in the brain during pregnancy/labor/delivery or the first 3 yrs of life. In over 50% of cases the origin of the CP is unknown and occurs in infants with normal pregnancy, labor & delivery. Assigning this to a blood group incompatibility with no evidence one occurred is not rational.
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